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5 Sep 2017

West Coast Production Manager – California

Posted by Tara Schwartz, tara@producecareers.com – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #32060   – California

Role and Responsibilities

Production Manager is responsible for helping overseeing all operations

  • Manage approx. 100 employees.  Departments include harvest, production, carton yard, and truck drivers.
  • Full responsibility of management of a large-scale harvest and production operation.
  • The position is year-round
  • Ability to travel to Mexico for one/two weeks each month starting November through March to visit growers.
  • Assist in food safety development and implementation during winter months from November through March.
  • Ability to travel one/two times per week starting November through March to help oversee food safety programs.
  • Maintain efficiency, speed, and quality of hoeing, planting, tractor, and irrigation crews.
  • Conduct routine tailgate/meetings with foremen and crews.
  • Communicate daily with sales team, food safety department and harvest.
  • Work with the sales and harvest teams to help forecast yield, quality, and field locations.
  • Manage all aspects of production including:  tractor work (ground prep and cultivation), water scheduling/irrigation, pest control, and fertility.
  • Follow and continuously update the transplant schedule to ensure that all planted acres are on time and meet the sales team’s production needs.
  • Work closely with our nursery and seed suppliers to meet seed/transplant needs for the growing season.
  • Track the cost per acre to ensure each crop is grown within the budgeted amount.
  • Purchasing products for production, harvest, and food safety depts.
  • Ability to train, develop, coach, and mentor many different people and personalities.
  • Possess and demonstrate a sound knowledge of management and ability to offer guidance and instruction to employees.
  • The ability to make independent decisions and solve issues in a timely manner.
  • Resolve personnel issues, investigate, identifying solutions; and report to HR dept. for further disciplinary action if necessary.
  • Must be bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • Ability to perform other related duties as required.

Other Duties

  • Ability to work weekends and some holidays.
  • Must maintain flexible schedule
  • Ability to work overtime as needed
  • Ensure all company policies, food safety and worker safety procedures are being followed

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Written and verbal English/Spanish language skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, including establishment of priorities and commitment to deadlines.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years or more of work experience is required
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office, Excel, Word and outlook is required

Please contact Tara Schwartz, tara@producecareers.com

Job Categories: Operations, Production, Processing. Job Types: West Coast. Job expires in Endless.

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